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Nata, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana


22 luxury chalets, 10 luxury custom-designed en-suite Meru style tents, camping


Bird watching, pan drives in 4x4 game drive vehicles, Nata village tour.


Restaurant, swimming pool, bar area.

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  • Overview

    Nata Lodge
    An oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the pans. It is ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10 km from Nata village. This is the junction to the Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas.

    Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
    This area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands and forms the Great Makgadikagidi which comprise the largest area of salt pans in the world covering some 37 000 sq km in overall extent. It is the last vestiges of Africa’s largest inland sea and exudes an atmosphere of antiquity and mystery.

    The Nata Sanctuary
    The Nata River delta feeds the Sua Pan in the Nata sanctuary and forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands, transforming the shore line into a pink haze blending into the western sky. Nata Lodge offers guided tours in open safari vehicles into the sanctuary, not to be missed.

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  • Accommodation

    Luxury Thatched Chalets
    Nata Lodge offers 22 luxury thatched chalets built on stilts and set in rustic African style, with bathroom en-suite including indoor bath and outdoor shower and boats air-conditioning. 10 custom designed Meru tents set on wooden decks with en suite bathroom and outdoor showers.

    All our beds are of twin bed configuration. 2 Family Chalets to accommodate 4 pax (twin beds and bunk bed) and 1 Chalet has been built to accommodate not only the physically challenged but also those guests who require easier access to the shower and toilet. Our camping site boasts stylish semi open ladies and gents ablution facilities with hot and cold showers.

    Custom Designed Safari Tents
    10 luxury safari tents are built on raised wooden platforms which are nestled under the lodge's many Marula trees. These unique tents feature en suite bathrooms and all amenities.

    Camp Site
    The camp site surroundings offer peace and tranquillity with the backdrop being that of the Botswana night sky. The lodge’s camp site is able to accommodate 150 pax and the ablution areas are stylish with semi open showers offering hot and cold water. The camp site has central electrical power banks for those requiring electricity. Socket is standard RSA 3 pin round plug 240v.

  • Activities

    The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of either the pool deck, open bar or restaurant. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you will encounter during your stay at the lodge.

    When the sun goes down
    When the sun sets and the birds retire to their nests, it's the turn of the large family of nocturnal bush babies to entertain you at their feeding table. Your evening meals can be enjoyed at the 'à la carte' restaurant.

    Bird watching
    For keen bird watchers and naturalists, Nata Lodge offers open vehicle, three hour excursions into the Nata Sanctuary. Mammal species in the sanctuary include antelope such as springbok, as well as springhares, jackals and foxes. However the main attraction is the abundance of bird life. Around 165 bird species, including king-fishers, eagles, ostriches, pelicans, spoonbills and both greater and lesser flamingos, have been recorded.

  • Facilities

    Set in lush gardens amidst Mokowane palms, guest can dine out under the vast African sky.

    Facilities include:

    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Gift Shop
    • Bar/lounge area
    • Wifi
  • Rates

    Please note:
    As of the 25th of March 2008, nationalities requiring Visas to enter into Botswana will no longer be able to purchase their visa at the Port of Entry. Visa will have to be pre-arranged. This is new legislation introduced by the Department of Customs and Immigration.

    Rate Sheet
    Rates valid from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019
    *All rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmation*
    Rates are based on the Botswana Pula and are subject to exchange rate fluctuations. All rates quoted are on a room only basis.
    10 BWP / 1.5 USD bed levy per person per night not included

    Dinner menu is dependant on business levels; served either a ‘la carte or buffet

    Accommodation, Activities & Meal Options BWP USD
    Safari Tents (twin bed) 990 114
    Family Chalet (twin bed, bunk bed) 1385 157
    Luxury Chalet (twin bed, ensuite, fan) 1290 144
    Campsite Adults 85 13
    Campsite Children 50 8
    Pan Trips (3 hours) 265 37
    Breakfast, Continental 80 14
    Breakfast, English 125 18
    Dinner 225 32
  • Contact

    PO Box 10, Nata, Botswana

    GPS: S20 13.448 E026 16.057

    Tel: (+267) 247 1112
    Fax: (+267) 620 0 071
    Email: reservations@natalodge.com

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